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The Coding Hut

A quirky retreat in the heart of history and ancient woods

Beaulieu, The New Forest

At First Sight

Snuggled between the magic of the New Forest and a secret secluded beach, The Coding Hut has been forest bathing long before forest bathing was a fashionable thing. Encoded inside the colourful vintage décor are the WW11 adventure stories of spies and secret agents and the hut’s history as a base for SOE “Churchill’s Secret Army”.

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Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 2

Prices From£500 Minimum 2 night stay

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Nearly one-thousand years ago, William the Conqueror designated the New Forest as his royal hunting grounds. Henry VIII sold the land to one of his courtiers who constructed the grand Beaulieu Estate and The Coding Hut was built by the estate as a woodman’s cottage deep in the forest. In World War II, under the protective cover of the trees, the Hut housed the mess hall of ‘Churchill’s Secret Army’. The area was requisitioned by the ‘Special Operations Executives’ as their training headquarters where thousands of secret agents were prepared for infiltration into occupied Europe to work with the resistance.

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Stroll to the private beach or hire a bike and explore


  • Within the National Park
  • Walk to private beach
  • Large garden
  • Entertaining space
  • Secluded location
  • Quirky
  • Swing
  • Great cycle routes

For Your Eyes Only

At the intersection of the deep woods and the deep blue sea, the Coding Hut is a secluded cabin where you can experience clean air and sunshine without compromising on creature comforts. Rustic-chic accents and alluring vintage colours are designed by Quince to connect you to a rich history of WW11 intrigue, while offering all the snug of modern times.

Big windows bring the dappled green light of the forest into every room. The kitchen is ready for hungry lumberjacks, the beds made to sleep a king and, in the large, landscaped garden, an enchanted adventure awaits.
Perfect for families or a group of friends, the Coding Hut sleeps six guests in three stylish bedrooms, with only the sound of the wind-up gramophone and the rustling forest to share your dreams.

Finer Details:
Bedroom 1 – king size bed.
Bedroom 2 – twin bedroom.
Bedroom 3 – twin bedroom.
Shower room – shower, wc, washer/dryer.
Bathroom – corner bath and handheld shower, basin and wc.
Sitting room – open fire, and doors to garden.
Kitchen area – dishwasher, electric cooker with oven and grill, smeg retro fridge with small freezer section, nespresso coffee machine, food processor.
Internet – BT broadband with download speeds around 6Mbps.
Outside – large garden with swing and wendy house, parking for 3 cars on driveway.

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A Quantum of Solace

The Coding Hut is surrounded by wildlife, passing deer can be spotted from your patio. Take winding walks through the woods and experience pigs, wild ponies, cattle and abundant birdlife. Cycle or take a short stroll to Park Shore Beach and enjoy the magnificent views to the Isle of Wight. (40 mins by ferry to Yarmouth), Lymington’s excellent indie shops and Beaulieu’s renowned motor museum (where you can find out more history of the spies) are nearby. There are lots of traditional country pubs and fabulous restaurants in quaint villages, and the original Pig Hotel is in close-by Brockenhurst.

Places to explore


The Beach

The Coding Hut has access to a private beach which is a short 10 minute walk from the house. Enjoy a picnic with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

The East End Arms

A great local pub with outdoor area and good food which several guests have recommended. You may even find yourself sitting next to a famous musician as it is owned by Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits.




Bikes can be hired in Lymington and there are a variety of relatively flat and safe routes to take which previous guests have enjoyed. Hire bikes from and you can see some of their recommended routes on their website here.

The Haven

This fish restaurant is right in the middle of the Boatyard in Lymington. Enjoy some delicious food or maybe just enjoy a drink whilst watching the boats in the marina.



Monkey Brewhouse

The Monkey Brewhouse is an 18th century pub with a microbrewery attached. Enjoy lunch of just a freshly brewed cask ale. The brewer can often be seen creating new masterpieces in his 5 barrel brewery - an oak framed extension to the pub.


Lymington is nearby and has a wide range of independent shops, great cafes and restaurants and boat watching in the marina. Enjoys some browsing or delicious baked goods from one of the bakeries its for a gentle stroll in the slow lane


Frequently asked questions

Questions about this property

Is the garden enclosed?

The garden at The Coding hut is mostly fenced but there is part where there is a hedge that dogs will likely be able to go through.

Is there a BBQ?

Yes, there is a BBQ on the terraced area of the garden next to the outdoor dining area. Please bring your own charcoal and firelighters.

What Wi-Fi speed can I expect?

There us Wi-Fi in every room. Wi-Fi in this rural part of the New Forest is not as fast as some of our other properties but you can expect download speeds are usually around 6Mbps, which has proven good enough for previous guests to work in the house.

Can we park and charge our car?

There is plenty of parking for at least three cars. We have not yet been able to install a car charger at The Coding Hut so we don’t offer car charging at this property.

Can we walk to the beach?

Guests at the Coding Hut have access to a private beach that is about 10 minutes’ walk from the house.

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